NC 43 Connector Route Construction
NCDOT TIP #R-4463A
Project Type: Route construction
Affected Counties: Craven
Estimated Cost: $ 7,725,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has been working to extend a 2.3-mile section of the NC 43 Connector from US 17 Business (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to South of US 70/US. 17 on a new location in Craven County
This NC 43 Connector is proposed as a four-lane, median-divided, partial control of access facility on new location.
This is part of a larger overall NCDOT effort ( NCDOT TIP # R-4463) to try to help boost economic development in Craven County and to provide a more direct access to US 70, which would help reduce traffic congestion between NC 43/NC 55 and US 70. Other goals are to try to:
- Alleviate existing and future congestion
- Improve mobility in the region
- Improve reliability of the road network
- Upgrade the corridor consistent with government plans
- Provide connectivity in the local community
- Reduce traffic collisions
Residents have mixed opinions about the new route.
- Channel 12 News: “Residents see plans, voice opinions on proposed NC 43 connector“
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
- Start Construction – 2019
- End Construction – 2020
It is estimated that more than 12 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1,725,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.